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LO-IV-096H The older crater of similar size that Abenezra overlays on the southwest is Abenezra C. The field includes Azophi and a tiny part of the southwest rim of Geber is visible in the upper right corner.


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  • Abenezra was also captured on several frames made by the southward looking mapping/metric Fairchild camera of Apollo 16, such as frame AS16-M-0702, which shows the couple Abenezra and Azophi near the central part of the depicted curved horizon.
    • Research: Danny Caes.


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(IAU Directions) ABENEZRA.--When observed near the morning terminator, this noteworthy ring-plain, 27 miles in diameter, seems to be divided into two by a curved ridge which traverses the formation from N. to S., and extends beyond its limits. The irregular border rises on the E. to a height of more than 14,000 feet above the deeply-sunken floor, which includes several craters, hills, and ridges.



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  • Named for Abraham ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1092-1164/1167), a Spanish mathematician and astronomer.
  • This name has continued unchanged since its original usage for this feature on Riccioli's map (Whitaker, p. 210).

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